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Poster: deadheadnorway Date: May 23, 2011 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: GD versus "Other"

I know this has been asked before on this forum, but I could not find the original thread, so here it goes. How much, out of say ten releases (lp, cd, mp 3 etc) do you listen to that is GD. For me, it`s like, for every ten releases I listen to, eight of them is GD. (A show is normally three or two discs, depending on the length of the show. So if you listen to three shows that`s a three disc affair, then that`s nine out of ten.)

Regards everyone. I am kinda new at posting. But have been lurking around for years. Thanks for all the good advice to find good shows etc. Many time I`ve been led in directions of fantastic treasures.

This post was modified by deadheadnorway on 2011-05-23 15:34:47

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Poster: MindBendah Date: May 23, 2011 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

I have been listening to GD for about 4 years now with the last year DEADicated solely to GD. Even though I have listened to at least a set a day for a year I feel that I am still finding my way around the music. The sound is so limitless to my ears! I see no stoppage in my GD listening patterns, but only new appreciation and drive for more with every note I listen to.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 24, 2011 12:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

Goes in waves for me, too. Right now, heavily GD at home and on my iPod. Non-GD is usually in the category of Now for Something Completely Different -- generally bluegrass/old time with jazz or classical breaks. Metal is and has always been in the Never category. Sorry :-)

On the streets, here's the soundtrack. This one is HUGE right now. Heard it again just yesterday blasting from a shop while I was talking to some beggars about how much they make per day. Talk about ironic contrast. I do enjoy this stuff, though. Which is good for me, since it's not like you can escape it!

Have fun, expand your global horizons -- but watch out, cuz it'll stick in your head!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcKtDXUb6Cg&;feature=related

Also, yesterday we had traveling minstrels stop in the yard. And right now there seems to be a wedding band coming up the street. Think I'll go check it out :-)




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Poster: deadhead53 Date: May 23, 2011 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

For me it has been 90% GD and 10% other. I have been trying to listen to 70,71, and 72 in succession which I am up to the 72 summer tour, with breaks of other music in between to keep the pallet fresh musically speaking. After finishing 72, I am either going to take a small hiatus listening to the GD or move to 76 through 79 just to get a different perspective. I am leaning to a small hiatus to check out some new and old stuff on the iPod. That Crowes run from the fillmore in December is outstanding and I am very excited for Warren Haynes to release his new shows with the WH Band, saw them last week at the Orpheum in beantown and was highly impressed. Also I love 80-'s metal that I may re-explore for a while but it won't be too long if I take the hiatus before I will get the urge/excitement to turn the good old GD on but hopefully make it 50% GD 50% other. I hope to finish the 72 summer/fall tour while driving the family down to disney in June!

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Poster: deadheadnorway Date: May 23, 2011 8:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

80-'s metal!!! Wow looks like we have something in common other than GD. I just finished listening to Iron Maiden`s Powerslave five minutes agp.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: May 23, 2011 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

Love powerslave, great f***ing band. The pipes on Bruce are amazing and the drumming and guitar playing is pretty dam good too, to me they are the best true metal band out of that era, in fact maybe the best 80's metal band period. I have been wanting to revisit Beasts over Hammersmith at some point this summer, to me it is better that Live after Death. It is earlier in their career and the songs sound a little truer to the original sound from the LP's. Live after is great (it is all my buddies and I listened to for about 8 months in 8th grade when it came out) but it is a little faster sounding than Beasts. It is nice to see another head who loves 80's metal as well!

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Poster: deadheadnorway Date: May 23, 2011 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

I agree 100%. Although Live after Death happens to be my favourite Maiden live album. Never saw them live in the eighties, but have seen them six times in recent years. They`re still hotter than hell live.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: May 23, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

I watched that new live movie of them on VH1 a while back and I completley agree!

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Poster: bkidwell Date: May 23, 2011 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

I've been listening to almost 100% GD for nearly six hours a day, but it tends to go in waves. Five years ago I was not listening to much, but I was playing classical piano several hours a day for my musical enjoyment. Five years before that I was listening to 50% GD, 50% classical, and playing a lot of GD covers in bar bands a few times a week. Five years before that I was listening to about 90% GD and trying to adjust to Jerry being gone, and five years before that I was a teenage musician just discovering them.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 23, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

Around 50% Dead ( and an occasional Further, Kimock, Mermen etc.), and 50% classical, jazz b;lue, country, and other rock etc. ( cycle through my collection ).
My idea of Metal , was those first 4 Black Sabbath albums ! Sorta liked Moterhead , and would have liked some of the "cookie monster rock' if I was 18 . Never cared for the 80's stuff , though I have friends that do ( age related ). For heavy sounding rock, I still like WT's favs Cream, Hendrix, and the live Who from the era ( check out "Live at Leeds "!) But mostly power chords mean, these days Bruckner, or Shostakovich !

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: May 23, 2011 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD versus 'Other'

I agree with you Dudley, Sabbath is the ultimate metal band, I also love the 4 first albums. The 80's metal can be cheesy but the early stuff is my favorite, I lost a ton of interest once the hair got bigger and the ballad more popular (although my wife and I do listen to it somewhat fondly now but when I was in HS i got more into the emerging rap scene as hair got bigger and then by the end of my junior yr in hs got into the beatles, stones, the who, cream and then eventually made my way to the Dead and they have been a passionate hobby for many years but at times I do fall out of them always to come back soon after! Long way around your post - Sabbath are the metal gods before all and then came the 80's stuff!